THE PARTY WAGON: AN INSPIRED BLOG ABOUT KIDS, PARTIES & FUN!

SEARCH THIS SITE:
OUR KIND Sponsors:
WELCOME!

Welcome to The Party Wagon! My name is Lydia , and I will be your hostess on this adventure through adorable children's parties. Get ready for all sorts of goodies, tips, tricks and hints on all things pertaining to entertaining your little ones and their friends!

ONLINE:

 

Lydia Contributes to:


Copyright © 2011, Lydia Menzies. All rights reserved.

Monday
Sep012014

GO FLY A KITE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

The perfect beach breeze makes for a perfect day to go fly a kite...which also makes for perfect birthday party ideas from Tiffany Fox, of Fizzy Party!  Tiffany was inspired by the Octopus Kites that are flown at Lincoln City, Oregon- and so the entire party is designed around these colorful and fabulous octopus kites!  Read on for more great ideas on hosting a party beachside...no matter what kite shape you choose!

I love the gorgeous tablecloth that Fizzy Party chose!  Ocean blue with a little bit of mermaid thrown in!

Fizzy Party kept the food simple- which is always easiest when eating outdoors and when transporting the party to a location away from your home~

 

I love the gummy octopus candy that Tiffany found- how perfect!

Serve food in covered containers that are customized for the party~

And, customized water bottle labels are always a fun part of a party~ they always add a special touch!

And, don't forget the sunscreen!  Tiffany displayed it in a beach bucket with sand and shells- what a cute way to be sure everyone is ready for a day on the beach!

Tiffany also included Mason Jars with a kite on each jar (look closely to see this cute detail)...

The beach on the Oregon coast is beautiful!  I love the amazing view- what a fabuous place for a party!

Here is a photo of the kites that inspired Fizzy Party's theme...

Wow, Tiffany!  Thank you for sharing such a unique and beautiful party with us!  I love the surprise element of the octopus kites- they add so much color and fun!  You put together such fabulous party ideas! PLEASE SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS BELOW- THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND THE FABULOUS PRODUCTS YOU SEE IN THE PHOTOS!

Stylist- Fizzy Party http://www.fizzyparty.com/

Photographer- Aubrie LeGault  http://www.aubrielegaultphotography.com/

Printables- Small Moments  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SMALLMOMENTSdesigns

Cupcake kites and banner- Fancy & fold   http://www.bellessweets.com/

Mason jars- Always the Occasion   https://www.etsy.com/shop/Alwaystheoccasion

Paper clouds and sandcastle-Tutus & Bowties Events    http://tutusbowtiesevents.com/

Straws and bags-  The Pretty Party Shoppe   https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrettyPartyShoppe

Monday
Aug252014

CLOWN HAT PARTY FAVOR

Today I am thrilled to have the ladies of Bellenza guest-posting for me!  I love their enthusiasm for parties and weddings- their site is full of fabulous ideas!  And so, I welcome them as they show us a great idea for making clown party hats to go on top of containers for cute take-home party favors!  You can use milk bottles or any other bottle for the best effect!  Have the kids fill the bottles with treats and top with a hat!  So cute!

Click to read more ...

Monday
Jul212014

LITTLE PRINCE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

In honor of Prince George's first birthday, Les Enfants designed these adorable birthday party ideas that are fit for a prince or princess.  With a beautiful setting, adorable friends, and loads of charming details, these precious party ideas will have you ready to throw a royal party!  What gorgeous ideas in honor of such a gorgeous little Prince!

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jul152014

LEMON CREAM PIE

TODAY WE ARE WELCOMING SHAUNA KRANTZ, OF CUPCAKE WITH CHARACTER, BACK WITH US TO SHARE ANOTHER FAMILY FAVORITE RECIPE.  SHAUNA MADE THIS LEMON CREAM PIE FOR HER HUSBAND ON FATHER'S DAY, AND NOW SHE IS SHARING IT WITH US!  Thank you for adding a little extra sweetness to summer for us, Shauna!

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Jul132014

RAINBOW UNICORN BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

The cheerfulness of rainbows and the magic of unicorns combine to make a fantastical birthday party theme~ designed by Alexandria of FMDFunkyMonkeyDesigns!  This party is full of cute birthday party ideas that are easy to create- and perfect for rainbow birthdays, baby showers, and art parties, too!  So, enjoy a little bit of magic and a whole lot of color in this beautiful Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party!

Click to read more ...